I offer "Work That Reconnects" workshops for different group settings for weekends and retreats and one day workshops, as well as shorter introductions to WTR. Preferably in a nature setting in the Norwegian forest.
I mostly work with activists and communities (and Organisations) supporting their work in developing a regenerative culture.
WTR work and studies has been a large help sustaining my role as an environmental activist after years on the frontlines.. Having also worked in business administration for a decade, building teams and workplace environments I bring the WTR practises into everyday workspaces and into communities adapting within the framework of society.
Connecting us more to the earth, and holding the world in our hearts. Diving into the more-than human world. Stepping out of and into the feeling of connectivity with all things Is crucial in bringing forth a life sustaining society, healthier relationships, and personal enlivenment.
I work mostly in the Nordic living on the edge of Oslo, Norway.
Can be contacted for co-facilitation, workshops, practices, and intros.
Why I am called to facilitate the Work
The WTR has guided me to new ways of experiencing nature and brought forth new and unseen paths and support from new friends and allies in the environmental movement in Norway as well as the "more than human world". Coming from a decade of environmental activism and organisational leadership empowering activists and employees, working with the WTR felt natural fromthe start. I was introduced to the work through a conflict resolution process in an activist group where elements of WTR were used a introduction to the process by facilitator Kathrine Burke and how magically and well it all played out with all the participants. I was intrigued. Studying Active Hope and Coming back to life continuously over and over again, using elements in study groups, networks, organisations and at home with my partner has changed me and helped me gain confidence in the way that we can create a life sustaining society for the future. I work with developing the WTR network throughout the Nordic and bringing the work into organisations like Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion and other groups and NGO’s. I study and work with broadening and teaching Complex Adaptive Systems understanding on a regular basis. As well as offering guidance within the environmental movement.
How I see the Work serving the Great Turning
The work has taken me from almost getting lost in the mess we're in to being present and dedicated in my work again, in the coming month and years, big movements are going to grow bigger as more and more new and ordinary people become activists to stop the destruction of our home, to create a ladder across the wall of defeat will be a necessity for not losing momentum and grounding. It surprises me how little poetic and philosophical elements are left in some branches of the battered movement. And the reemergence of a strong narrative and powerful stories is necessary to continue building community and organisation. I wish to support this so that we all can step into the future, and leave behind the structures of oppression. To take action for the future requires us to not tackle the problems with the same thinking that brought the problems.
Audiences I work with
Supporting activists is my main focus with WTR, I have experienced the challenges of prolonged activism first hand with no support structure, over a ten year period and try to offer support to activists and others living with Climate Grief in different circumstances.
Background & Training
Background & training in the Work That Reconnects
- Music as Medicine Facilitator Development (2019, 20 days)
Facilitated by: Lydia Violet
Facilitator Devlopment program
- Retreat with David Abram (2019, 3 days)
Facilitated by: Kathrine Burke
A retreat with Storytelling and WTR Elements in Hof
- Retreat Andreas Weber (2019, 3 days)
Facilitated by: Kathrine Burke
Retreat with Philopher Andreas Weber,with Elements of the Work that Rconnects and Deep Time work
- The Work That Reconnects Tromsø (2019, 2 days)
Facilitated by: Martin Reinholtz
A Weekend Retreat in the Arctic in Tromsø, with a group of Activists going through the Spiral of the Work That Reconnects
Other relevant training
- Facilitator Training (2018, 2 days)
Facilitated by: Greenpeace
Basic Facilitation Training
Other relevant skills & experiences
Can facilitate in german, english, danish and norwegian. Have helped organize and develop nature and music festivals around Norway as an environmental consultant. Studied Organisastional Leadership, Ethics and Innovation. Facilitate "Open Space" and have been working with Regnerative Culture and Leadership development, recently writing a thiesis on working with regenerative eco-facilitation and Complex Adapative Sytems in Norwegian Volunteer organisations.
Experience facilitating WTR events & workshops
Work That Reconnects workshops I have facilitated
- Work That Reconnects Oslo - For Activists (2019, 1 days)
Facilitated by: None
A one day introduction to WTR, going through the spiral of the Work That Reconnects
- One Day Workshop in Hvaler (2019, 1 days)
A local group workshop for activists in the beutifull surroundings of Hvaler Norway
- Work That Reconnects Tromsø (2020, 2 days)
A workshop Retreat and Introduction to the work that reconnects in the Arctic
- The Work That Reconnects Online- Introduction (2020, 1 days)
An introduction to the work, with participants fromthe Nordics and International
- The Work That Reconnects - Introduction and Immersion (2020, 1 days)
A whole day Spiral Workshop with International and Nordic participants
Experience facilitating other events & workshops
I have used a range of opening practises in settings, the mirror walk has been a participant favorite in different nature settings and in combination with other workshops, the coming from gratitude open sentences have been used in different settings and as openings, open sentences on honoring our pain has been used with activist groups, breathing through always brings me to tears and is a great practice for activists in and after actions. The same counts for the other meditations depending on the situation and what participants i am guiding. Have tried out the bowl of tears in a small workshop for the first time recently. I have been meditating on the council of all beings and will hopefully use it on a regular basis soon. Letter to the future has been used in office setting with NGO`s. The life map has been a great addition to office workshops and have used it once in great 2 ppl workshop with my partner. Use the 5 vows regularly in a variety of settings and conversations as well as closing workshops, working on and meditating on dialog with mara will hopefully experience this practise with my teacher soon. I am in the process of translating some practises and most meditations to norwegian with my partner. I also host a deep time walk based on the work of Stephen Harding, that I have performed in different settings.
I have applied WTR in office settings and meetings, in tipi workshops that I host in nature. Working on applying practises to NGO`s such as Greenpeace Nordic and hope to develop a activist support team there in the beginning of 2020.
Began facilitating in April 2019. I can present the spiral, the three stories of out time, as well as why gratitude is so important to open us to the world and let us take in the immensity of challenges we face , and honoring our pain for the world / telling the truth by heart.
Helping activists on a regular and volunteer basis. Using the materials in before and after actions. The events i host are small normally around 10 people and in nature settings. Most of practises i have facilitated are spontaneous and in divers settings in combination with other events and workshops.